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Mother Knows Best by Carol Lea Benjamin

        Carol Lea Benjamin couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate title for her best-selling instructional guide to dog training. Mother Knows Best speaks to the reader in a kind voice that is as reassuring as it is firm and familiar. Mother Knows Best is an easy and informative read that is accompanied by instructional photographs as well as whimsical drawings done by Benjamin herself. Her maternal method for dog obedience is natural and intuitive. She makes frequent ties and references to being kind and benevolent, but makes it clear that a dog owner must establish him or herself as the alpha member of the pack. 
        The book begins with a broad overview of dog training but gradually gets more specific as it advances. Different training methods and desirable behaviors are broken down into a convenient chapter format for accessible reference. The best approach to Mother Knows Best is to read the introduction and then go through the table of contents to decide on what parts of the book you’re particularly interested in. While Benjamin is full of insight and training tips, she tends to express her points in a mothering tone that at times can distract from the material.

       Skipping to the parts you’re most interested in will still be very rewarding. Benjamin’s amiable voice and humorous quips help put the reader at ease and make the learning process easier. She addresses common dog training issues with an affectionate, no-nonsense attitude and provides an assortment of solutions and alternative training techniques. Benjamin’s day-to-day schedules are particularly handy and her humane methods are filled with insights as well as common sense reminders. Mother Knows Best’s logical approach to obedience, along with its easy-to-read format, reaffirms its place on a list of dog training classics.


From the Publisher – Howell Book House.
With more than 150,000 copies sold, Mother Knows Best is one of the top training books of all time. Based on the natural way a mother dog trains her puppies, Benjamin's training method is humane, effective and all natural. CAROL LEA BENJAMIN is the award-winning author of Dog Training for Kids, Dog Tricks (with Capt. Arthur J. Haggerty), Dog Problems, Second-Hand Dog, The Chosen Puppy, Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence, Dog Training in 10 Minutes, and the Rachael Alexander and Dash mysteries, This Dog for Hire and The Dog Who Knew Too Much.

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